A 17-year-old female asked:
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i have bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye), i have antibiotic drops for it and i am applying every two hours. when can i wear eye make up?

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
After treatment: The best thing is to wait until the infection is completely clear, and the antibiotics are finished. You may need to replace your eye make up as well. If you were using it when you got the infection, bacteria may have contaminated the eye make-up. Using it again may re-infect your eyes.
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Conjunctivitis : The bottle has medication that treats the same infection that you have in the eye. You can wipe off the tip and continue to use the same bottle.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Most say 24h: Most references consider 24 hours on drops adequate to cut transmission of bacterial pinkeye.
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Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
After you stop drops: Finish the course of antibiotic drops as prescribed. If your symptoms are gone at that point, you can wear makeup. You may want to consider buying new ... Read More

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